5,500 candidates apply for Croatian scholarships for young persecuted Christians
A call for applications for scholarships for young persecuted Christians from developing countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa advertised by Croatia's Ministry of Science and Education and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has attracted 5,500 candidates.
A total of HRK 1.5 million (242.000 USD) was set aside in the state budget for scholarships for undergraduate and graduate university study for young persons persecuted for their faith so that they would be able to study in Croatia, gain knowledge and then return to their home country, where they will help to build their communities and democratic and tolerant society. The money will be used for their study and accommodation during their studies in Croatia.
The ministries will analyse the applications for scholarships, evaluate them and then decide which candidates will be awarded a scholarship for the 2021/2022 academic year, in accordance with the available funds.
The money for the Croatian scholarships for young persecuted Christians was ensured in the state budget on the basis of an amendment to this year’s state budget submitted by independent MP Marijana Petir and accepted in November 2020.